COVID-19 EPIDEMIC: Limited operations of the Consular Department
We would like to inform our esteemed clients that the official hours of the Consular Department remain suspended until further notice. Our clients are kindly advised that prior appointment via phone (+20 2 37498171) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) is requested to perform any consular service. In particular cases, scans of the documentation may also be requested in advance before allocating a time slot for approaching the Consular Department.
Currently, all consular services are available for Slovenian citizens. In cases of emergency only, the emergency phone number is available to Slovenian citizens 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. For foreign nationals, consular services which are not directly linked to travel and entry to the Republic of Slovenia will be generally available while the visa and residence permit procedures remain subject to limitations listed below.
The following consular operations remain limited:
1. VISA PROCEDURES: Visa procedures for short-term stay (Schengen visa, type C) remain stopped until a common decision is reached by the EU Member States to resume with visa operations in a coordinated and harmonized way.
Visa procedures for long-term stay (national visa, type D) are fully resumed, with the exception regarding personal interviews (if required). Until further notice it is not possible to get an appointment for a personal interview unless the applicant is coming from a country which is on the "green list" published by the National Health Institute of the Republic of Slovenia.
Visas can be exceptionally issued for essential travel only (to the close family members of Slovenian and other EU citizens, to students in international student exchange programmes and those attending lectures at doctoral studies, to diplomats and invited members of official delegations, and in other exceptional cases where the applicant can produce adequate proof of essential travel). Issuing of visa C does not, in itself, automatically guarantee entry in the Republic of Slovenia as the final decision is made by the competent authority (the Border Police). Entry conditions for Slovenia, related to prevention of the spread of COVID19 epidemic, can be found on the special page Border crossing.
All visa procedures at the diplomatic and consular missions of other Schengen Area Member States representing the Republic of Slovenia in third countries where there is no resident Slovenian diplomatic mission remain stopped, with the exception of countries whose residents are not subject to EU restrictions on non-essential travel.
2. RESIDENCE PERMIT PROCEDURES: All services are resumed with the exception of conducting personal interviews of the applicants. Until further notice it is not possible to get an appointment for a personal interview (if required by the Administrative Unit) unless the applicant is coming from a country which is on the "green list" published by the National Health Institute of the Republic of Slovenia.
Thank you for your kind understanding!